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Fuel Surcharge
Current Fuel Surcharge Rate for Package Services:

Standard to the U.S.
Through May 4, 2014: 10.25%
Effective May 5, 2014: 10.25%

Standard within Canada
Through May 4, 2014: 19.00%
Effective May 5, 2014: 19.00%

Express Services, Expedited and 3 Day Select
Through May 4, 2014: 14.00%
Effective May 5, 2014: 13.50%


Standard to the U.S. Fuel Surcharge
UPS uses an index-based surcharge that is adjusted monthly. Changes to the surcharge will be effective the first Monday of each month, and posted approximately two weeks prior to the effective date. The surcharge will be based on the National U.S. Average On Highway Diesel Fuel Price as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for the month that is two months prior to the adjustment, rounded to the nearest cent. For example, the surcharge for February is based on the December National U.S. Average On Highway Diesel Fuel Price.

The following table illustrates the surcharge for Standard service to the U.S.:

National U.S. Average On-Highway Diesel Fuel Price (USD/Gallon)
At Least:
But Less Than:
Surcharge:
$0
$0.86
0.00%
$0.86
$0.94
0.50%
$0.94
$1.02
0.75%
$1.02
$1.10
1.00%
$1.10
$1.18
1.25%
$1.18
$1.26
1.50%
$1.26
$1.34
1.75%
$1.34
$1.42
2.00%
$1.42
$1.50
2.25%
$1.50
$1.58
2.50%
$1.58
$1.66
2.75%
$1.66
$1.74
3.00%
$1.74
$1.82
3.25%
$1.82
$1.90
3.50%
$1.90
$1.98
3.75%
$1.98
$2.06
4.00%
$2.06
$2.14
4.25%
$2.14
$2.22
4.50%
$2.22
$2.30
4.75%
$2.30
$2.38
5.00%
$2.38
$2.46
5.25%
$2.46
$2.54
5.50%
$2.54
$2.62
5.75%
$2.62
$2.70
6.00%
$2.70
$2.78
6.25%
$2.78
$2.86
6.50%
$2.86
$2.94
6.75%
$2.94
$3.02
7.00%
$3.02
$3.10
7.25%
$3.10
$3.18
7.50%
$3.18
$3.26
7.75%
$3.26
$3.34
8.00%
$3.34
$3.42
8.25%
$3.42
$3.50
8.50%
$3.50
$3.58
8.75%
$3.58
$3.66
9.00%
$3.66
$3.74
9.25%
$3.74
$3.82
9.50%
$3.82
$3.90
9.75%
$3.90
$3.98
10.00%
$3.98
$4.06
10.25%
$4.06
$4.14
10.50%
$4.14
$4.22
10.75%
$4.22
$4.30
11.00%
$4.30
$4.38
11.25%
$4.38
$4.46
11.50%
$4.46
$4.54
11.75%
$4.54
$4.62
12.00%
$4.62
$4.70
12.25%
$4.70
$4.78
12.50%
$4.78
$4.86
12.75%
$4.86
$4.94
13.00%
$4.94
$5.02
13.25%
$5.02
$5.10
13.50%
$5.10
$5.18
13.75%
$5.18
$5.26
14.00%
$5.26
$5.34
14.25%
Fuel Surcharge percentages and thresholds are subject to change without prior notice. If the Fuel Surcharge rises above 14.25% or there are changes to the thresholds, the above table will be updated. Regardless of EIA reported average fuel prices or the table above, the actual fuel surcharge percentages posted above will apply for the periods specified.
For the reported diesel fuel pricing information, please see the U.S. EIA's National U.S. Average On Highway Diesel Fuel Price.

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Standard within Canada Fuel Surcharge
UPS uses an index-based surcharge that is adjusted monthly. Changes to the surcharge will be effective the first Monday of each month, and posted approximately two weeks prior to the effective date. The surcharge will be based on the rounded Average Retail Prices for Diesel Canada reported by the Ministry of Natural Resources Canada for the month that is two months prior to the adjustment, rounded to the nearest cent. For example the surcharge for February is based on the December Retail Prices for Diesel.

The Standard within Canada Fuel Surcharge will be set in relation to the following table:

Canada Average Retail Diesel Fuel Price (CAD/Litre)
At Least:
But Less Than:
Surcharge:
$0.70
$0.72
0.50%
$0.72
$0.74
1.00%
$0.74
$0.76
1.50%
$0.76
$0.78
2.00%
$0.78
$0.80
2.50%
$0.80
$0.82
3.00%
$0.82
$0.84
3.50%
$0.84
$0.86
4.00%
$0.86
$0.88
4.50%
$0.88
$0.90
5.00%
$0.90
$0.92
5.50%
$0.92
$0.94
6.00%
$0.94
$0.96
6.50%
$0.96
$0.98
7.00%
$0.98
$1.00
7.50%
$1.00
$1.02
8.00%
$1.02
$1.04
8.50%
$1.04
$1.06
9.00%
$1.06
$1.08
9.50%
$1.08
$1.10
10.00%
$1.10
$1.12
10.50%
$1.12
$1.14
11.00%
$1.14
$1.16
11.50%
$1.16
$1.18
12.00%
$1.18
$1.20
12.50%
$1.20
$1.22
13.00%
$1.22
$1.24
13.50%
$1.24
$1.26
14.00%
$1.26
$1.28
14.50%
$1.28
$1.30
15.00%
$1.30
$1.32
15.50%
$1.32
$1.34
16.00%
$1.34
$1.36
16.50%
$1.36
$1.38
17.00%
$1.38
$1.40
17.50%
$1.40
$1.42
18.00%
$1.42
$1.44
18.50%
$1.44
$1.46
19.00%
$1.46
$1.48
19.50%
$1.48
$1.50
20.00%
$1.50
$1.52
20.50%
Fuel Surcharge percentages and thresholds are subject to change without prior notice. If the Fuel Surcharge rises above 20.50% or there are changes to the thresholds, the above table will be updated. Regardless of NRC reported average fuel prices or the table above, the actual fuel surcharge percentages posted above will apply for the periods specified.

*Average retail prices for diesel provided by Natural Resources Canada are posted each Wednesday. Although these prices are published weekly, UPS's index is based on monthly averages. The average for a given month will be based on the weekly prices published within the month, rounded to the penny. Example below:

Canada Monthly Average Retail Diesel Fuel Price Calculation - EXAMPLE
Week Ending
Price*
Taxes
10/2
$1.01
$0.26
10/9
$1.00
$0.26
10/16
$1.01
$0.26
10/23
$1.02
$0.26
10/30
$1.02
$0.26
Average
$1.01
*Price includes displayed Taxes. If you click on the link above, you will leave UPS.com. UPS is not responsible for the content or information provided on those websites.

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Express Services, Expedited and 3 Day Select Fuel Surcharge
UPS uses an index-based surcharge that is adjusted monthly. Changes to the surcharge will be effective the first Monday of each month, and posted approximately two weeks prior to the effective date. The surcharge will be based on the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) prices for kerosene-type jet fuel as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for the month that is two months prior to the adjustment, rounded to the nearest cent. For example, the surcharge for February is based on the December U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Price.

The Express Services, Expedited and 3 Day Select Fuel Surcharge will be set in relation to the following table:

U. S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Price (USD/Gallon)
Please view the surcharge information below.
At Least:
But Less Than:
Surcharge:
$1.66
$1.72
3.50%
$1.72
$1.78
4.00%
$1.78
$1.84
4.50%
$1.84
$1.90
5.00%
$1.90
$1.96
5.50%
$1.96
$2.02
6.00%
$2.02
$2.08
6.50%
$2.08
$2.14
7.00%
$2.14
$2.20
7.50%
$2.20
$2.26
8.00%
$2.26
$2.32
8.50%
$2.32
$2.38
9.00%
$2.38
$2.44
9.50%
$2.44
$2.50
10.00%
$2.50
$2.56
10.50%
$2.56
$2.62
11.00%
$2.62
$2.68
11.50%
$2.68
$2.74
12.00%
$2.74
$2.80
12.50%
$2.80
$2.86
13.00%
$2.86
$2.92
13.50%
$2.92
$2.98
14.00%
$2.98
$3.04
14.50%
$3.04
$3.10
15.00%
$3.10
$3.16
15.50%
$3.16
$3.22
16.00%
$3.22
$3.28
16.50%
$3.28
$3.34
17.00%
$3.34
$3.40
17.50%
$3.40
$3.46
18.00%
$3.46
$3.52
18.50%
$3.52
$3.58
19.00%
$3.58
$3.64
19.50%
$3.64
$3.70
20.00%
$3.70
$3.76
20.50%
$3.76
$3.82
21.00%
$3.82
$3.88
21.50%
$3.88
$3.94
22.00%
$3.94
$4.00
22.50%
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Fuel Surcharge percentages and thresholds are subject to change without prior notice. If the Fuel Surcharge rises above 24.50% or there are changes to the thresholds, the above table will be updated. Regardless of EIA reported average fuel prices or the table above, the actual fuel surcharge percentages posted will apply for the periods specified.
For the reported jet fuel pricing information, please see the EIA Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Prices.

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Fuel Surcharge Rates for UPS Trade Direct Cross Border

To get the latest Fuel Surcharge rates for UPS Trade DirectSM Cross Border, please select the link below.

Billing
If you have a UPS account number, the fuel surcharge will be included on your weekly bill. If you are an occasional UPS customer, a fuel surcharge will be included in your charges.

90-Day Fuel Surcharge History
Effective Dates:
Standard Service to the U.S.:
Standard Service within Canada:
Express Services, Expedited & 3 Day Select:
May 5, 2014 - June 1, 2014
10.25%
19.00%
13.50%
April 7, 2014 - May 4, 2014
10.25%
19.00%
14.00%
March 3, 2014 - April 6, 2014
9.75%
17.50%
14.00%

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Services Affected
Fuel surcharges apply to transportation charges on all services including UPS Worldwide Express Freight, and to the following accessorial charges (where applicable):

  • UPS Express Early A.M. and UPS Express Plus Out of Service Area Surcharge
  • International Extended Area Charges
  • Domestic Extended Area Charges
  • Saturday Delivery
  • Return Service Charges
  • Residential Delivery Charges
  • Pickup Charges
  • Large Package Surcharge
  • Oversize Pallet Handling Surcharge

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Air Freight Fuel Surcharge Information
An Air Freight Fuel Surcharge applies to the following air freight services for all countries in which these services are available:

  • UPS Next Day® Air Freight
  • UPS Next Day® Air Freight NGS
  • UPS 2nd Day® Air Freight
  • UPS 2nd Day® Air Freight NGS
  • UPS 3 Day Freight®
  • UPS 3 Day Freight® NGS
  • UPS Express® Freight
  • UPS Air Freight Direct®
  • UPS Air Freight Consolidated®

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